Definition of festivitas
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LNS
festīvitās, festīvitātis
festivus
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. festive gayety, festivity, mirth, merriment, joy
  2. A pleasant or kind demeanor, kindness
  3. humor, pleasantry, jocoseness
  4. a festival, feast
Abbreviations
festīvitas, ātis, f. festivus, festive gayety, festivity, mirth, merriment, joy. * Lit.: jocum, festivitatem, ferias, Plaut. Capt. 4, 1, 3.

— Transf. As a word of endearment (Plautinian): mi animule, Mea vita, mea festivitas (for which, shortly after: voluptas mea, meus festus dies), my joy, my delight, Plaut. Cas. 1, 47; 3, 3, 14; id. Poen. 1, 2, 176.

—* A pleasant or kind demeanor, kindness: mei patris festivitas et facilitas, Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 18; cf. festivus, II. A.

— Of speech, humor, pleasantry, jocoseness (Ciceron.; syn.: facetiae, lepor, sal): cum in illo genere perpetuae festivitatis ars non desideretur, Cic. de Or. 2, 54, 219: festivitate et facetiis C. Julius omnibus praestitit, id. Brut. 48, 177: nec umquam fuit oratio lepore et festivitate conditior (shortly before: faceta et urbana), id. de Or. 2, 56, 227: summa festivitate et venustate, id. ib. 1, 57, 243; id. Inv. 1, 18, 25: imago antiquae et vernaculae festivitatis (corresp. to facetiae and lepores), id. Fam. 9, 15, 2.

—In plur.: Gorgias his festivitatibus insolentius abutitur, play of words, witticism, Cic. Or. 52, 176; Gell. praef. ยง 4.

— Post-class., a festival, feast: festivitas in cunctis oppidis celebranda, Cod. Th. 15, 5, 3; Lampr. Alex. Sev. 63.

—In plur.: sollennes, Cod. Th. 6, 8, 1: natalium principis, ib. 6, 4, 30.
 
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